My baby girl’s first magic charm   3 comments

I had such a nice day today.  The boys are at grandma’s but baby Livvie stayed home, so we took her to the Pow Wow nearby, which happens over here at the park along the river every year in June.  It’s really beautiful, the dancers from all of the Michigan tribes, and the drumming and singing and then the vendors which are fun to look at.  I bought some handmade soap, which I always enjoy and this year, I got a tiny little soft white leather medicine bag for the baby.  It already had some tobacco and sage and cedar in it.  I added some more herbs from my more European background: lavender, blessed thistle, mugwort and a dash of sea salt.   I placed a tiny tiger’s eye turtle inside.  Turtle is one of her animals, I know, because I became obsessed with them when I was pregnant.  There are more reasons I will save for a post some other day.  Then I added a tiny amethyst, a tiny moonstone (of course!) a small, colorful stone from Lake Superior.  I sealed it up and let her hold it for a while.  Because of its long tether, she will not be able to wear it.  It’s too dangerous for an infant.  But it will hang over her crib until she is older and can be safe with such things.  I have not done enough of this with my sons, but I have this daughter now and I feel driven to raise her with magic and the pulsing life of the land and the mystical gift of being female.  This is a picture of my peanut with her little bag.  She has it wrapped in her little hands right now as she sleeps, and I’m letting her hold it just another minute before I hang it up.


3 responses to “My baby girl’s first magic charm

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  1. I have tears in my eyes over the pure, lovely beauty of your daughter and this post. What a gift from Heaven, and what a blessed pair you two are to have each other. Warms my heart. And your charm sounds delightful and perfect! I love that you are sharing such magic with your gorgeous girl!

  2. Thanks so much, dear! I sure love that little peanut. She loved watching the dancers too. My toddler Stevie is so active and clever and I have yet to see what his interests may be . He likes to watch what Mama is doing if I am doing a house cleansing or making an oil or bath salts or any little things I like to do but I don’t know what he will want to learn about yet. What he is mostly interested is tearing around the yard on his little Radio Flyer tricycle and see what he can climb, jump over or bash into.

    My teenager, Logan, surprised me recently by wanting to learn about candle magic. He has known something about the belief system in general for a long time, because he is older, around it longer and listens to everything. So I showed him some simple ways to protect his person and his room and then how to do some simple candle work. He came to me later and said, “Mom…I don ‘t know if this usually happens but I was concentrating, like you said…and it got so hot in there! And then when I was done, it cooled off and I felt all tired.” LOL He is learning how to move some energy. Kids are so great.

  3. That is just absolutely gorgeous! I have an 8 month old and her grandma got her her first charm at about 4 months — it was a momentous occasion! Your little one is just beautiful!

    (Found my way here via Camylleon’s Cave!)

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